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580 new ideas registered in NAN

A total of 580 new ideas in the form of research projects, technical know-how, knowledge-based products, master’s and doctoral dissertations have been registered in the New Ideas and Needs System (NAN), according to the head of the Islamic World Science Citation Center. . Secretary of the NAN Policy Council.
“According to the latest statistics, the system also has 6,321 technical needs registered,” Ahmad Fazerzadeh was quoted as telling IRNA.
New ideas were registered in the form of 276 research projects, 67 knowledge base products, 49 technical know-how, 15 master’s and doctoral dissertations and 173 other projects.
Needs were registered in the fields of technology, engineering, basic sciences, humanities, health sciences, agriculture and natural resources, arts and veterinary medicine.
The official said the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology will launch the NAN to compile needs-oriented data on the country’s needs, ideas and capabilities, and to integrate existing research, technology and innovation systems in related fields to create a national He said he would meet the demands. needs.
“Designed with these goals in mind, the NAN is a platform for creating a national innovation system that builds links with society, the private and public sector, industry, universities, knowledge-based innovative companies, and science and technology parks. It’s a tool, and a business incubator,” he said.
“In addition to applying the research of the Science Center, the system will help inspire the participation of all people and will serve as a national hub for pooling ideas to build a prosperous and developed Iran. Create a.”
According to Fazelzadeh, one of the means of achieving these goals is to meet the needs of the country by promoting research in universities and supporting demand-oriented papers and papers.
“The NAN system provides the basis for defining and writing these papers.Incentives for faculty members are also being considered under the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology. [to increase motivation],” He said.

Knowledge base company Inadequate

According to Ali Kheyreddin, Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology, a total of 8,735 knowledge-based companies are active in the country.
“Although Iran has a good position in scientific production regionally and globally, we have not seen acceptable growth in the area of ​​innovation and our academic staff is underrepresented in the area of ​​technology,” he said. he said at the ceremony. Reported by IRNA in honor of top researchers at Semnan University.
“Iran has 51 science and technology parks and 900 level 3 knowledge-based companies. Currently, there are 8,735 knowledge-based companies operating in the country, far from a desirable situation,” he added.
Kheyreddin said that in addition to the salary hike for academic staff working in the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, there are 60 incentives in place to boost their activities in the field of innovation and technology.
“Iran ranks 1st in the region and 15th in the world in terms of science production, but unfortunately it does not rank well in the area of ​​innovation. [domestic] No new technology hits the market,” he said. “Underequipped laboratories, neglect of market needs, lack of support standards, international sanctions, poor government policies, and financial constraints are some of the problems facing the country. ”
The Deputy Minister also lamented the lack of faculty motivation on commercialization, ignorance of the needs of the industry and society, and lack of training for graduates and faculty on marketing and entrepreneurship.
“We need to change the mission of the university and clarify the priorities of research and technology, otherwise the university will face problems. The contribution of the university in solving social problems should be increased. is,” he said.
Referring to the low share of R&D in gross domestic product, he said: [$78.76 million]Investment in research and development is not sufficient, with a current share of GDP below 0.5%. ”
Kheyreddin said it was important to strengthen commercialization services at technology and innovation centres, diversify funding sources, reform the legislative system and use the capacity of professional bodies to support academic staff members. . “Right now, he’s only 10% of faculty in tech, and that number should go up,” he said.
At the ceremony, 133 top researchers from Semnan University were honored in the presence of Governor Mohammad Reza Hashemi and other officials.
This year, 6 researchers from Semnan University were included in the list of top 1% of global scientists, and 17 of the university’s academic staff were included in the top 2% of global scientists. 580 new ideas registered in NAN

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